Since 1989: Member of the European Parliament Socialist Group/ Labour Party
Since 2009: Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Since 2009: Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism
Since 2009: Member of the Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
Since 2009: Substitute of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
Since 2009: Member of Conference of Committee Chairs
Since 2006: Substitute of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
- Vice-President of the Heritage Railway Association
- President of the Warrington, Halton and St. Helens branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Life Governorship of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- President of the Golborne Cricket Club
Decorations: Honorary Colonel by the State of Kentucky (2010); Transport MEP of the year by Parliament Magazine (2010 and 2012)
On 1st July 2014 Mr Simpson became the European Coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea .
Contact Mr Brian Simpson here.